Justine Kavanaugh-Brown

Editor


July 7, 2005

It's In the Way You Use It

A study finds that technology alone doesn't improve test scores -- you have to know what to do with it.

July 1, 2002

Product News

Intergraph, CyberMatrix Corp., IBM, Silent Witness

May 1, 2002

Product News

Panasonic, Crime Analysis Associates, LaCie, Sharp Electronics

April 16, 2002

Product News

Product News

November 6, 2000

Beating the Workforce Blues

Kansas has developed a program thats helping the state become more flexible in its employment practices and more attractive to difficult-to-retain IT workers. Now other states are beginning to follow its lead.

November 30, 1999

An ODE to Accountability

The Ohio Department of Education turned a legislative mandate to get tough on school assessment and accountability into an opportunity to develop a high-tech learning tool.

October 31, 1999

Harlem's Young Globetrotters

HarlemLive gives inner-city youth a worldwide voice online while teaching them valuable technology skills.

September 30, 1999

Digital Degrees For Digital Dollars

As more companies delve into the online education world, will it eventually become strictly the domain of the private sector?

August 31, 1999

Engineering 10100101

Cisco and MCI donated equipment that's helping the University of Virginia launch a national pilot project designed to teach students about Internet technology.

July 31, 1999

Blast About the Past

The National Archives and Records Administration's Digital Classroom project is bringing history to life.

June 30, 1999

Digital Factory Emphasizes Electronic Learning

A Web-based program at Stanford University motivates students while teaching them real-world business concepts.

May 31, 1999

Technology Tools Navigate Students Toward Careers

Career-guidance software lets teachers steer students toward appropriate jobs, while encouraging kids to focus their goals.

April 30, 1999

Teachers Teaching Teachers

The new 21st Century Teachers Network has an approach to technology-related professional development that may be the wave of the future.

March 31, 1999

Bringing IT Professionals to the Classroom

Tech Corps is enlisting IT professionals to help educators nationwide learn to use technology effectively in their schools.

February 28, 1999

Changing Standards: Electronic

Gettysburg College has developed a unique database, the first to allow students and their parents access to an enormous amount of campus data.

November 30, 1998

Internet 101: Applying Online

Online admissions processes are gaining acceptance at colleges around the nation. While the benefits to the schools are indisputable, are students really willing to put their lives online?

September 30, 1998

Online Country Teaches Real-World Politics

Using the fictitious nation of Ruritania, two University of Dayton professors are teaching political science students about the realities of government.

August 31, 1998

Launch of WGU Sparks Praise and Criticism

Though the Western Governors' University and other virtual universities are garnering some protests from traditional campuses, the future of distance learning looks bright.

July 31, 1998

IT Procurement Reforms

In reaching a settlement with TRW, the California Department of Corrections demonstrated how the state's tough, new procurement reforms are working when it comes to risky IT projects.

June 30, 1998

National Technology Snapshot

A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.

May 31, 1998

States Look to the Web for Employee Training

Florida and Oregon have launched ambitious efforts to train state employees using the World Wide Web.

April 30, 1998

Political Science and Technology Build Real-World Skills

Two political-science professors at the University of California, Davis, push their students to learn valuable computer skills.

March 31, 1998

Washington's Connection to the Future

Washington's legislators took a unique stand on educational technology by mandating the creation of what became the largest educational network in the United States to date.

February 28, 1998

Bankruptcy Launches School Cooperation

Despite a depleted school budget, vision and determination get Orange County schools hooked up to technology.

January 31, 1998

California Launches Its Virtual U

When California turned down an invitation to join the Western Governors' University, many people wondered if it was the right move.

December 31, 1997

Reducing Waste in the Golden State

The California Integrated Waste Management Board is using a combination of technologies to foster a powerful internal IT environment.

November 30, 1997

National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.

October 31, 1997

National Technology Snapshot

A round-up of information technology news and events from each of the 50 states.

September 30, 1997

To Track and Prosecute ...

Linking five public safety agencies is expected to improve Colorado's ability to share information and reduce redundancy.

August 31, 1997

Education Commission of the States

Education Commission of the States

July 31, 1997

National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.

June 30, 1997

GTC, Mentoring and America's Future

GTC, Mentoring and America's Future

May 31, 1997

National Technology Snapshot

A 50-state roundup of information technology news and events.

April 30, 1997

IT Expo

IT Expo demonstrates the best of California's systems.

February 28, 1997

Catch Deadbeats on the Web

Connecticut's Department of Social Services

November 30, 1996

"Empty" Disk Helps Convict Coffee-Can Murderer

A new technique in law enforcement -- called forensic computer science -- helps put a murderer behind bars.

June 30, 1996

Rescue In The Fog

A school bus wrecks in heavy fog. A medflight helicopter is unable to locate the site or a suitable place for a landing. Just as it is about to turn back, an Oklahoma state trooper has an idea ...

May 31, 1996

Locator System Target Shooters

A new system that employs technology similar to that used to determine the strength and epicenter of earthquakes is being tested for its ability to reduce random gunfire in Redwood City, Calif.

April 30, 1996

Oklahoma E-Mail Connects

Oklahoma state workers knew e-mail, but unfortunately, nobody knew the same version. A new system allows them to connect without giving up familiar ways.

March 31, 1996

Technology Helps Track Immunization

Tarrant County and the city of Fort Worth, Texas, worked together to develop a system that will track child immunizations and identify at-risk children.

February 29, 1996

Drunks Get a Shot of Technology

California and a private-sector partner are working together to expedite drunk driving arrests.

January 31, 1996

Tracking Down Child Support Evaders

The Electronic Parent Locator Network is a state cooperative system that allows child support workers to track child support evaders across state lines.

December 31, 1995

La Plaza Network Helps Taos

Suffering from isolation and a low standard of living, a small community in New Mexico discovered new opportunities through a community network.

November 30, 1995

Gang Data Helps Close Cases

A Texas police department developed an information system that helps put gangsters behind bars.

October 31, 1995

Tips from Those Who've Been There

Building your own network is a complicated process. Understanding other communities' experiences may help you determine whether or not a community network is right for you.

September 30, 1995

Smart Valley - A Network of the Future

A non-profit organization is working to improve the future economic viability and quality of life in Silicon Valley.

June 30, 1995

Education First Project Brings Technology to California Schools

With its Education First initiative, Pacific Bell is giving public schools, libraries and community colleges the chance to join the information highway and take advantage of it any way they choose.

May 31, 1995

Ontario Breaks New Ground in Customer Service

Service Ontario kiosks are just one example of how Ontario is planning to improve service to the citizen in the future.

February 28, 1995

Community Volunteers Build Grass-Roots Network

In Meadville, Penn., citizens didn't let a lack of money and other resources keep them from becoming part of the Information Age.

January 31, 1995

Technology and Trash Team Up

Technology and Trash Team Up

December 31, 1994

Texas-One Puts State Info Online

GTC will showcase Texas-One, a comprehensive new online system to provide one-stop shopping for government and business-related information.